In a way, I wish our students were more like two year olds. (But only in one way.) You know how two year olds always ask "why?" about everything, again and again? I wish our students pushed more like that, had that sense of unsatisfied curiousity. Or at least a little sense of curiosity.
Mostly, I'm hopeful that they're curious about other things in their lives, just maybe not things in this class. But then they tell me about those things, and most of them seem to have this very surfacey understanding of even the things they purport to care about.
I'm reminded of that line from Deteriorata:
Be assured that a walk through the ocean of most souls
Would scarcely get your feet wet.
Welcome to Monday.